- A group of women in China stage a protest outside the wedding of their former boyfriend, accusing him of misdeeds in a viral video
- The unexpected protest shocked and angered the bride and her parents, who demanded an explanation from the embarrassed and apologetic groom
A groom is the centre of a trending story in China after a number of his ex-girlfriends showed up at his wedding to protest his treatment of women and threaten to “destroy” him.
The groom, surnamed Chen, from Yunnan province in southwestern China, was shocked when the women carrying a large banner with the words, “We are the team of Chen’s ex-girlfriends, today we will destroy you”, crashed his wedding on February 6.
In a video of the wedding, a line of women stands silently in the middle of a road outside the wedding venue while holding the large red banner.
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Their protest attracted the attention of some of the wedding guests, who gathered around the women to ask what was happening.
“It embarrassed me quite a lot. Now my newlywed wife has fallen out with me,” Chen told Feidian Video after the incident.
The unexpected protest shocked and angered the bride and her parents, who Chen said had demanded an explanation.
Chen said he was not angered by the women’s protest and admitted that he had been a bad boyfriend in the past.
“I was immature when I was younger, and I hurt many girls,” he confessed.
Chen did not elaborate on the details of his past romantic misdeeds but said he felt sorry for what he did to his ex-girlfriends and cautioned other men from behaving badly towards their partners.
“You must be loyal to your girlfriend rather than cheating on her. If in the future she decides to air her grievance, you will be done,” Chen said.
The video and news reports of the incident went viral online in mainland China, where most comments were critical of Chen and had little sympathy for him.
One person wrote: “He shows no remorse, as he just worries that he can’t stand up like a man.”
“As the saying goes, ‘A leopard can’t change its spots’,” another person commented.
Others were quick to point out that it was not relevant how many romantic partners a person had.
“The problem is not about the number of women he dated, but it’s because he hurt them. Otherwise, they would not protest to teach him a lesson,” said one person.
“The newlywed wife must thank the team of ex-girlfriends. If I were her, I would divorce him right away,” another said.
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